Illustrate!

A series of posts using photographs and text to describe my journey learning to illustrate using pen, ink and watercolour. I show all the tips and hints I have discovered as well as a pictorial record of my progress, often comparing mediums; watercolour vs pen drawing vs Photoshop.

Fortune favours the brave FINAL

Watercolour metals challenge: Day 3 “Fortune favours the brave”

Fortune… “It’s worth a fortune”. or “She is fortunate”. What’s your instant take on “fortune favours the brave”? Is it monetary, or not? When I’m focussing on a little illustration before me, brush in hand, every now and then whilst I wash my brush I get a sense of feeling lucky to have a cosy spot to work in, a warm…

Do what you love what you do

Watercolour metals challenge Day 2: Love what you do…

Here’s my second completed watercolour illustration of a Palas Jewellery charm “Do what you love what you do“.  This illustration does not feature any Indian ink pen work, it’s all watercolour.  I chose this charm because I believe in the sentiment, that we should all shoot for doing what it is we love. When you love what you do, the…

Palas Glitter 2 FINAL

Watercolour metals & my 7 day silver & gold challenge

I have set myself a 7 day challenge to create an illustration a day for 7 days to see if I can improve on my ability to paint metals.  A 7 day watercolour boot camp of sorts, with a theme.  I gathered all sorts of household items together, pretty fish knives with ornate blades, gold chains, dull metal pinking shears,…